Nissan GT-R Achieves New Record Time at Nurburgring Circuit
21st May, 2009
The Nissan GT-R improved its lap time at the renowned
Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, in Germany, last month, to 7 minutes 26 seconds.
Previous recorded GT-R lap times at the ‘Ring’ were:
- 7 minutes 27 seconds on 15th April, 2009
- 7 minutes 29 seconds in April 2008
- 7 minutes 38 seconds in September 2007
“This record demonstrates our commitment to the continuous evolution of the Nissan GT-R,” says
Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Vehicle Engineer and Chief Vehicle Specialist. “We would like to continue
delivering the passion and pride of ownership to our customers by improving its performance every year.”
The Nissan GT-R benefits from a strong image and heritage amongst performance car aficionados, especially in
Australia where the previous R32 series was sold in the early nineties.
The new R35 series GT-R was launched in Australia last month.
More than 170 GT-R’s have been ordered by Australian customers so far.
In Japan more than 5,900 GT-R’s have been sold up to March 2009. It went on sale in the US in July 2008 where
2,100 have been sold so far.
The new Nurburgring record lap was again set by Nissan Chief test driver Toshio Suzuki who visited Australia
in February. The blistering lap time was achieved on Dunlop tyres in dry but dusty conditions.